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Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS A fight with some wildlife
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The aircraft is approaching Baron border
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Rosa is worried about Cecil and his mission
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The first fight

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Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It’s Final Fantasy IV. With remastered music. In 3D! ‘Nuff said. リカルド・フィリペ (77063) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Jul 29, 2008 A 100
Destructoid Jul 26, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
GameSpot Jul 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Jul 25, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base Oct 13, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jul, 2008 B+ 83
Play.tm Sep 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Computer Bild Spiele Sep 03, 2008 2.35 out of 6 73
gameZine (UK) Sep 29, 2008 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer Aug 09, 2009 3.5 out of 5 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Final Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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